Associate Scientist

Pearl River, New York
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
Why Patients Need You

Pfizer's purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer's purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.


This is a laboratory-based position within the Vaccine Research and Development - Analytical laboratory group. The individual will perform routine sample testing and assay qualification studies in support of characterization of early vaccine or adjuvant candidates, including proteins, conjugates, mRNAs or other products . Assays include standard analytical separations and spectroscopic techniques.


  • In this position the individual will perform routine sample testing (HPLC, CE, DLS, UV, etc.) in support vaccine candidates and adjuvants. This includes preparing samples, setting up and running the instruments, and analyzing data.
  • Document experiments, analyze data, and provide conclusions obtained from sample testing contemporaneously in notebook as directed.
  • With guidance, the individual will assist with or execute assay qualification studies.
  • Assist with training and transfer of methods.
  • Plan daily workflow to complete the tasks/experiments outlined by the supervisor.
  • Where applicable, perform job responsibilities in compliance with GLP requirements.
  • The individual is expected to contribute and participate in general laboratory maintenance activities (such as maintenance of equipment, managing laboratory waste).



  • BS or equivalent degree, in a relevant field of science (chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, etc), and 0-2 years of experience.
  • Has a good foundation in general scientific practice and the principles and concepts of a relevant scientific field of study.
  • Experience with separation-based analytical techniques (HPLC or CE) is desired.
  • Experience with characterization of mRNA or adjuvant products is a plus.
  • Proficiency in the use of word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is desirable
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written skills.
  • Motivated, detail-oriented, quick learner.

  • Standard conditions - sitting, standing,

  • 40 hours per week

Work Location Assignment: On Premise

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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